A collaborative conversation on a simple topic, water, has yielded discussions that literally could change the world, and researchers are saying that change is critical for meeting increased water needs around the globe. About 200 participants gathered March 27-28 for the 2017 SEC Academic Conference hosted by Mississippi State University. The conference focused on ‘The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines and Watersheds.’ With an emphasis on research collaboration, the conference highlighted how water, in its simplicity as the Earth’s most life-giving resource, poses some of the world’s most complex scientific and social challenges.


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